For years, Ernie Hudson has been known as Winston from Ghostbusters, and it’s hands down his most famous role.
With him set to come back in a future movie. Hudson reveals that he actually had a difficult time getting over working on the film, because of how much the studio mistreated him.
Talking to The Howard Stern Show, Hudson revealed that he was kind of pushed aside when it came to the marketing by the studio, with his character introduction pushed to half of the film and him not even appearing on the poster with the first three Ghostbusters. Hudson says:
“I’m so thankful to be part of the franchise, but it wasn’t an easy road—in fact, Ghostbusters, I would say, was probably the most difficult movie I ever did just from the psychological perspective… it probably took me 10, 20 years anyway to finally get sort of past that and just embrace the movie and enjoy the movie… Ghostbusters was really hard to make peace with.”
For now, it seems that Hudson is coming back to the sequel films after Ghostbusters: Afterlife. Though he was just a guy out for a job in the first movie, they’ve written Winston to be the most successful member after the Ghostbusters closed down, and the film ended with him buying back the firehouse, teasing a return of the sequel to New York.
We don’t know exactly the size of Winston’s role in the next movie, but it would be great if he had something better than a last-minute cameo and actually had a significant role in the story.
After the events in Oklahoma, the Ghostbusters team returns to where it all started; New York City! The Spengler family story continues with a new group of Ghostbusters led by Winston Zeddemore (Ernie Hudson) and Ray Stantz (Dan Aykroyd).
The sequel to Ghostbusters: Afterlife is set to come out Dec. 20 this year.